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NY makes thousands of migrants eligible for cash payments

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New York State has modified its “Safety Net Assistance” program to allow non-citizens with pending asylum applications to receive cash payments, making thousands of migrants eligible.

The move has sparked criticism from various individuals, including concerns about resources being diverted from citizens in need.

“At the request of New York City, OTDA made a technical update to allow a small percentage of migrants to receive certain additional support in compliance with state and federal law,” an Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance spokesperson stated.

“Their state is choosing instead to provide assistance to these individuals, many of whom are ultimately going to be found to be in this country illegal,” Eire County Republican Committee chairman Michael Kracker said.

“You have people from all over the world coming to New York to take advantage of all these left-wing programs the governor, the mayor are implementing, while at the same time, they’re clobbering taxpayers over the head,” Rep. Nicole Malliotakis said.

“Requesting faster work permits, and providing pre-paid credit cards and welfare benefits only encourages more illegal immigration,” Border Security and Immigration Center director Lora Ries said. “Then, the billions they have set aside will be quickly drained, they will need to spend more taxpayer money, and this cycle becomes a fiscal bottomless pit.”

The state agency clarified that only individuals legally in the country would be eligible for these benefits.

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